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Quality Assurance Manager

Possible Finance · Feb 2nd 2021

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Can you straighten out a bag of snakes? Do you like turning chaos into order? Do you want to define and facilitate processes to scale a series B company?

The Role - We are a 30 person, engineering heavy, product team. Our growth and product complexity has shown some shortcomings in our product development process. We are looking for someone to help manage the building, quality, and release of our product.

This role covers several areas of contribution:

Quality Assurance QA is everyone's responsibility however to scale a team there needs to be one touchpoint who is responsible for measuring the effectiveness of the shared QA effort. This may include:

~ Setup manually validation process. This may involve leveraging available internal resources (such as our Philippines CS team ), contracting to an outsourced testing firm, establishing an in-house team, or any other effective solution.

~ Own the business & compliance rule audit system. We have a need for an independent system to validate the artifacts of our system for compliance. This would likely be a rules engine, defined by finance, legal, ops, and marketing that run is against our database to determine any non-compliance events.

~ Owning the triage mechanism between other functions in the organization and product.

Release Management Our move towards automation will reduce the human overhead in releases, however, there still needs to be a single point of responsibility. This may include :

~ Assembling and verifying the accuracy of release notes across squads.

~ Verify releases have deployed successfully. ~ Orchestrate any go/no-go decisions.

~ Manage any projects that would improve our CI/CD capabilities.

Product Management Currently, project management is shared between the Product Managers and Engineering Managers. Ideally, this role could help offload some of that management work. Freeing up time to allow Product Managers to focus on KPI's. As well as, allowing more time for Engineering Managers to focus on architecting and mentoring. This would include "t-shirt sizing", feasibility studies, status checking, system documentation validation, resource conflict resolution, and wider team communication.

Documentation This role will be the checks and balances for that process. Ensuring the breadth, completeness, and uniformity of our documents. It is not expected this role generates the documents, as most content will originate from engineers. The documentation can include System Architecture, Data Flows, APIs, Analytics Taxonomy, Database Taxonomy.

What it takes to qualify for this role:

  • 3 years of experience in mobile and web-based software systems

  • 5 years of technical project management experience

  • Deep understanding of QA and Release Management

  • Familiarity with test matrix

  • To understand the impact of changes on complex systems

About Possible Finance Possible Finance is a fast-growing, series B, distributed, Fin-tech startup. We believe financial health is something everyone deserves, not just the affluent. We’re committed to empowering you with the tools to better your economic situation. We promise to be transparent, serve with kindness, be responsible, and hold ourselves accountable for creating positive change.

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